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The book covers look innocent: Lucrative Goose-Breeding, by Paul Hohmann, with 9 illustrations, or The Shrewd Housewife, offered by Franck - for over one hundred years the perfect taste for your... [Collection highlight]
At the end of 2005 the IISH received substantial additions to the archives of Alexander Stein (pseudonym of A.N. Rubinstejn, 1881-1948) and his daughter Nina Rubinstein (1908-1996), leading us to... [Collection highlight]
The IISH recently received a magnificent collection of letters and postcards from the German writer, anarchist and editor of Der Sozialist Gustav Landauer (1870-1919) to the Swiss socialist and peace... [Collection highlight]
In July 2005 the IISH received a beautiful collection of documentation about this Unabhängiger Frauenverband (Unaffilialted Women's Movement) in East Berlin. After the wall had been torn down, about... [Collection highlight]
A great-niece of Karl Liebknecht presented the Institute with a very special gift: Liebknecht’s death mask. Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg, leaders of the Spartacist Rebellion in  Berlin, were... [News]
Archives are rarely dull; all that is needed is enough perception to see the drama of the whole human condition, the romance even, lying hidden in the documents. And nowadays, with many IISH archives... [News]
In the 18th and 19 centuries, thousands of Lippian brick makers came from Germany to the Netherlands to find temporary work. Each spring, they left hearth and home to search for work in neighboring... [News]
Im 19. Jahrhundert verließen bis zu 40% aller männlichen Erwerbstätigen in jedem Frühjahr das Fürstentum Lippe. Bis zum Herbst arbeiteten sie im Norden Deutschlands, in den Niederlanden, in... [General page]
The Communist Party Dictatorships in Hungary and East Germany sought to win over the 'masses' with promises of providing for ever-increasing levels of consumption. This policy - succesful at the... [Publication]
Die Korrespondenz zwischen Eduard Bernstein und Karl Kautsky, den "Meisterschülern" von Marx und Engels, ist einer der wichtigsten Quellenbestände für die Geschichte der Sozialdemokratie und der... [Publication]

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